Secretly Holding on is a Stumbling Block

Dear Brides this Chapter 1 “Could this be His Plan?” is so close to the truth of what most of us may face.

It has been a rough time, especially with the holidays ending. But it was a rough time throughout the holidays as well. I have had to learn the hard way that if God wants you to let go of something or someone He will pry your fingers loose slowly and sometimes painfully. But His will is what will always be done and it is glorious and reassuring to realize that.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).

This scripture is meaningful because so many times I’ve assumed that I know what His plans are for me, just to fail epically.

I have to really let go. Because secretly holding on is a stumbling block on this journey. I realized again that I am my own mountain on this journey. My feelings and emotions are based on my circumstances and that is what is making it more difficult than it has to be.

Reminding myself to let go so that I can receive what He wants for me. Not praying complicated lists and pleading to God to do what I think is best, but submitting to His will because it is what is best.

Has it been a rough journey for you? Let’s surrender even as we pray: Lord, I have again been holding on knowing that it’s not what You want for me. Lord, I realize that what I want is dead and buried and that You are stretching my faith so that I can rely on You fully. I am thankful for this because it shows that You love me too much to let me have my way because it leads to death. Lord, take all the sorrow, the misplaced hope, the longing for someone who is not in the least bit interested in me. I long to be so full of You that it overflows into all the lives I touch. I want to be so close to You that my movements mimic Yours. I know that You are all I will ever need.

We should know that if things are all out of place God is rearranging it to suit His plan. We don’t see all the puzzle pieces, but we can be sure that He does and when He is done it will be perfect.

Just do it, read this book. You will not regret it at all.

~ Fiona

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